Pope to visit northern Italys quake zone

first_img Quick workouts for men New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The region north of Bologna was struck by a 6.0-magnitude quake May 20 and a 5.8-magnitude temblor May 29. The quakes dealt blow in particular to the region’s famed Parmesean cheese makers.Already, Benedict has pledged (EURO)500,000 ($616,000) to families in severe need in the quake zone.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Italy’s northern Emilia Romagna region next week to meet with victims of back-to-back earthquakes that killed 24 people.The visit echoes one he made in 2009 to the central Italian city of L’Aquila, after a 6.3 magnitude temblor there destroyed much of the city’s historic center and killed 308 people.On Tuesday, Benedict will fly by helicopter to Roverto di Novi near Modena, where the local parish priest was killed in the quake-triggered collapse of his church.last_img read more